Australia attends FFA treaty workshop

LAST week the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency Secretariat held an in-country workshop to assist Australia in its progress towards ratification of the Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement.

  • Staff Reporter
  • 19 May 2017
  • 09:12
  • News
Australia attends FFA treaty workshop

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Australia signed the agreement in July 2014 and intends on ratifying later this year.
 
According to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, the agreement will be a valuable tool for addressing and eliminating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing that impacts the Pacific region.
 
The NTSA is an agreement on cooperation between FFA members for the monitoring, control and surveillance of fishing practices, including provisions on exchanging fisheries data and information, as well as procedures for cooperation in monitoring, prosecuting and penalising operators of IUU fishing vessels.
 
The workshop aimed to improve understanding of the NTSA and the process for implementing it. 
 
It was attended by a number of Australian agencies who will be involved in implementing the agreement, including the Departments of Agriculture and Water Resources, Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Attorney General, as well as the Maritime Border Command.
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